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May 2019

Road Scholar Concert-Mt. Vernon, IL: Protest Songs of Illinois Workers

05/09/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
CE Brehm Memorial Library, 101 S. 7th Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
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Bucky will be performing his show “I Need to Make A Dollar: Protest Songs of Illinois Workers, 1865-1970”, May 9, 2019, 6:30 pm at the C.E. Brehm Memorial Library.  Come join us for this FREE event, listen and learn about Illinois’ past.  This event is underwritten through Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar Program.  CDs will be available for purchase.

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Protest Songs and Cultural Transformation: Bucky Halker in Concert

05/31/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Free

May 31, 2019 7:15 P.M. at Parkland College in Champaign, IL Bucky Halker rolls into Champaign-Urbana for a concert and discussion of protest songs and their role in cultural and social transformation.   Bucky will perform a number of songs from the labor movement and the civil rights movement, including works of Joe Hill, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.   The concert is sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa honors society, a national community college organization for honors students.  …

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June 2019

Folksongs of Illinois coming to DeKalb County History Center

06/08/2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
DeKalb County History Center, 1730 N Main Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
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Free

Bucky will be bringing his brand of Illinois folksongs to DeKalb County History Center in his program entitled "Goin' Down The Road: Folksongs Of Illinois, 1818-1960, on June 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm.  Come join us for some great music and stories about folk music in Illinois and how it came to be here.  This is a free program offered at part of the Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar Program.  Folksongs of Illinois CD series will be available for purchase at…

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Road Scholar Program, Lisle, IL

06/27/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT
Lisle Heritage Society, 1011 Division Street
Lisle, IL 60532
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Free
Folksongs of Illinois, #1

Join Bucky Halker at the Lisle Heritage Society, June 27, 2019, 7:00 pm, where he will present Goin' Down the Road: Folk Songs of Illinois, 1818-1960.  Just in time to celebrate Illinois' Bicentennial, you will hear folk songs from all over the State.  Songs that were written by Illinois residents or brought here and popularized in Illinois.  This event is free and offered as part of the Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar program.  Folksongs of Illinois CDs will be available for purchase.  

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August 2019

Folksongs of Illinois at Jefferson County Historical Society

08/17/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Jefferson County Historical Society, 1411 N 27th Street
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
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Free

Bucky will be presenting his Folksongs of Illinois program at th Jefferson County Historical Society, Mt. Vernon, IL, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm.  Just in time to celebrate Illinois' Bicentennial, come out and hear folksongs popularized or written in Illinois and find out how they came here.  This event is free and is part of Illinois Humanities' Road Scholar Program.

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September 2019

Songs of American Labor: A Labor Day Concert in Pullman

09/02/2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Pullman National Monument, 614 E. 113th Street
Chicago, IL 60628 United States
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Free

September 2, 2019, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Pullman Historic Site Chicago, IL Bucky Halker and Don Stiernberg join the celebration of Labor Day in historic Pullman. Bucky and Don will perform songs that emerged from the struggles of workers for a more just and equitable society and workplace.    The duo will offer rendictions of historic songs by Woody Guthrie, Florence Reece, Joe Hill, Bruce Springsteen and more, as well as a handful of Bucky originals.    Stop by Pullman,…

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Folksongs of Illinois coming to Apple Valley, Elizabeth, IL

09/06/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
Apple River Fort State Historic Site, 311 E Myrtle Street
Elizabeth, IL 61028
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Bucky will be brandishing his versions of folksongs sung and made popular in lllinois at the Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Elizabeth, IL, on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 6:00 pm.  Come join us for music, commentary and laughter.  This event is free and sponsored through Illinois Humanities' Road Scholars program.  Folksongs of Illinois CDs will be available for purchase at the event.   

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European Continental Tour

09/10/2019 @ 8:00 am - 10/24/2019 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Paris, Amsterdam, Munich and more

Bucky Halker hits the planes and trains again in 2019 for a six-week sweep through France, the Netherlands, and Germany.   He'll be back in Germany for a month in 2020 as well.    Don't forget you can order all of Bucky's CD projects on CDBaby.com.   Here's your link: https://cdbaby.com  

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November 2019

Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen at 70

11/01/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Free

November 1, 2019 at 6 pm Join Chicago author June Sawyers for the release of her new book on Bruce Springsteen, Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen at 70.  She will be joined by Bucky Halker who will perform some of his favorite Springsteen songs.    June's latest book will be released on the occasion of Bruce Springsteen’s seventieth birthday, Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen offers the first exploration of the legacy of a musical and cultural…

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Folk and Labor Songs of Illinois: The Grafton Pub Chicago

11/12/2019 @ 9:30 pm CST
Grafton Pub Chicago, 4530 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL United States
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Bucky Halker performs November 12, 2019 at the Grafton Pub in Chicago as part of  Paul Tyler's regular music series.   Tyler, a folklorist and an instructor at the Old Town School, invited Bucky to perform folk and labor songs from Illinois.   Start time is around 9:30.   Stop by the Grafton Pub and have a drink or some food.  They have a great selection of tap beers and the food is first rate too.    The Grafton Pub…

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